Cookingham Family History

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Cookingham Name Meaning

This has the form of an English habitational name; however, there is no record of any such place name in the British Isles, and the surname does not appear in present-day records. It is probably an Americanized form of Jewish Guggenheim.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Billingham, Cunningham, Bingham, Cottingham, Frothingham, Cooling

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Cookingham Family Origin

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Cookingham Family Occupations

What did your Cookingham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cookingham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Cookingham's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cookingham. A less common occupation for the Cookingham family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cookingham ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cookingham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cookingham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cookingham census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Cookingham. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cookingham. For the veterans among your Cookingham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cookingham Life Expectancy

What is the average Cookingham lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Cookingham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Cookingham in 1950 was 77, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cookingham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cookingham ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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